PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The La Roche College women's basketball team (21-4, 16-2) rolled past Hilbert College (4-21, 2-16) 83-38 on Senior Day to secure the #1 seed in the AMCC Tournament next week.
The visiting Hawks jumped out to an early 6-4 lead in the opening minutes of the game before the Lady Redhawks' defensive pressure quickly erased the deficit and launched La Roche into the lead.
Sabrina McLin connected on a deep three to put the Lady Redhawks ahead 7-6 and sparked a 16-0 run to take a 20-6 advantage. La Roche would never relinquish its lead.
The Lady Redhawks forced 21 turnovers and assisted on 14 of 17 field goals to take a commanding 43-21 lead into the break. Freshman McLin poured in 19 first half points at a blistering 80% (8-10) shooting clip to pace the offensive attack.
The Lady Redhawks continued their torrid pace and suffocating defense in the second half, leading by as many as 47 points with 2:15 remaining in the game.
Senior Casie Cygan poured in 17 points and now sits 18 points away from the Lady Redhawks' all-time career scoring record (1,535).
McLin led all scorers with 22 points, while Mackenzie O'Donnell netted 13 points. McPherson tallied a game-high five assists and Danasha Harris recorded a game-high 13 rebounds (11 offensive) and four steals.
With the win, La Roche improves to 16-2 and secures their fourth-consecutive AMCC Regular Season Championship.